Pokhran FortCurrently Open
- Address: Pokaran, Dist-Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 02-994222274
- Ticket Price: 50 INR
- Tags: Historical Site, Performance, Family And Kids, Architecture , Photo Gallery, Picnic Spot, Fort
Pokhran fort lies in the village of Pokhran not far from Jaisalmer. If you are looking for a day’s outing from the city, this would be your best bet. Interestingly, the fort still belongs to the royal family but its gates have been opened for tourists to see and experience.
Being under the care of the royal family, the place is one of the best preserved of all the forts you will see. There are a large number of artifacts and paintings on display. The rich history and architecture of the Pokhran fort makes it a paradise for the lovers of History and culture.
You will also be able to see many rare birds and animals in its secluded vicinity. They conduct traditional performances, dances and dinners in the evening in the area as well.
- Most places here don’t have their own telephone numbers so call the tourism office for details instead, +91-2992-252406.
- It is best to take a car to reach this place.
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32.81% of people who visit Jaisalmer include Pokhran Fort in their plan
95% of people start their Pokhran Fort visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Pokhran Fort
The fort was big. The rooms are of the decent size. The people running the hotel are trying their best to run it properly but it seems they are still in a learning phase and is not mature enough in the service industry. The price paid is little more than needed, I would say if the price is 25 to 30% less then it would be a great hit.
A hidden gem of architectural marvel, situated in the centre of Pokhran. Paid parking available outside, and entry of Rs.20 charged from Indian tourists. A comparatively small fort, but much more beautiful carvings and structural designs, than seen anywhere else. 2 temples are there inside the fort, visited by locals and tourists. Some of the part of hotel is converted into a heritage hotel.
The place turned out to be rather underwhelming for the expectation we had for a heritage hotel. The room was kind of basic and not properly cleaned as well. The dinner option was limited to a buffet with not a lot on the menu and didn't even include a dessert, and was priced at 700INR per person which felt overpriced for what's on offer. The hotel seems to be understaffed and there was hardly anyone near the buffet counter and even water had to be requested. Breakfast tasted fine but the spread was again very limited. Overall didn't find the place to be value for money.
Fort is good but needs attention towards maintenance. Staff is helpful but it's only worth 1 night stay.
The fort is a gorgeous example of a 14th century fort. However it's attempting to be a luxury hotel (with the price of one) but does not provide the ammenities of one. That includes things like hot water, despite claiming they do when you book. Breakfast was a cold piece of deep fried toast and some very sweet jam. The place could be awesome but has no management to make it so. We were very dissapointed.